The final resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte’s final resting place is in Les Invalides in Paris, France. Napoleon (1769-1821) was initially burried on Saint Helene but in1840 his remains was brought to the St. Jerome’s Chapel in Paris.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Les Invalides
Les Invalides

In 1861 he was moved to Les Invalides under the dome. The dome is beautiful and you can take a walk on the gallery and view the sarcophagus of Napoleon. The church is really beautiful and you can also visit the museum. The dome above the sarcophagus is stunning.

De La Fosse's allegories under the dome over the tomb of Naopleon
De La Fosse’s allegories under the dome over the tomb of Naopleon
The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte in Paris
The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte in Paris
Les Invalides is also the burial site for some of Napoleon’s family and other military officers who served under him and other French military heroes.
Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte
Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte


From Apr. 1st to June 14th, and from Sept. 16th to Sept. 30th : Monday – Saturday: 10:00 to 18:30.

From June 15th to Sept. 15th: every day, from 10:00 to 19:00.

Interesting facts about Napoleon Bonaparte

  • It is said that he drank 48 cups of coffee on average daily.
  • About 5’6 feet tall.
  • He was born on the island of Corsica.
  • He lost the battle of Waterloo.
  • He died on the island of St. Helena after he was exciled.

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  1. Hi Cath, I am glad you enjoyed the blog entry. Some people say he was a genius and then there are the people that didn't like him. I am happy he found a final resting place that is really beautiful and peaceful (apart from all the tourists 🙂 )

  2. I have always admired the artistic portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte. Also, his personality structure is quite interesting to scholarly study.
    Picture of his final resting place is quite beautiful.

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